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Couach boss murdered...

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Fabrice Vial was shot in the early hours of Friday morning while aboard his Couach 3700 Fly 'Team Vit'.

AUGUST 2011

Fabrice Vial (43), who picked up the Gujan-Mestras, near Bordeaux-based Couach Yachts from bankruptcy in ’09, was shot dead aboard his 37m (121ft) Couach flybridge motoryacht in the early hours of Friday morning. At the time MY Team Vit, the fifth Couach 3700 Fly, was anchored in Porto-Vecchio Bay, which is on south-east corner of Corsica.
Unconfirmed reports in the French press suggest the shot was fired from another boat. It is said eight people were aboard Vial’s yacht at the time of the murder. No more details of the police investigation are available at this time.
Chantier Naval Couach builds composite motoryachts from 21-50m (69-164ft).
Vial's business interests were getting messy.Hhe also headed up Groupe Vial, which is presently seeking protection from its creditors, and Vial Holdings.

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© Phil Draper